November 2020

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Rig Rundown: Charlie Parra Del Riego

Rig Rundown: Charlie Parra Del Riego

October 28, 2020
Capcom and Kramer both wanted a piece of this South-American shredder and mash-up master. Travel below the equator to see his studio setup.
Hooked: Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr on ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"

Hooked: Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr on ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"

October 27, 2020
The Southern-rock frontman honors the Texas boogie legends for their 50+ years of "fantastic tone and tasteful playing."
First Look: Fender Brent Mason Telecaster

First Look: Fender Brent Mason Telecaster

October 26, 2020
B-bender, mini-bucker, and copious switching options make this session master's signature Telecaster a twanging tone chameleon.
Guild X-175 Manhattan Special: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Guild X-175 Manhattan Special: The Premier Guitar Review

October 22, 2020
An extroverted hollowbody that deftly spans styles—and the ages.
Rig Rundown: Angie Swan

Rig Rundown: Angie Swan

October 21, 2020
David Byrne’s 6-string counterpart discusses the tonal, aesthetic, and production particulars influencing her gear for Byrne's HBO and American Utopia Broadway shows.
Hooked: Joe Bonamassa on Jeff Beck's "Let Me Love You"

Hooked: Joe Bonamassa on Jeff Beck's "Let Me Love You"

October 20, 2020
The slinky intro riff was all it took for the burst-loving rocker to chase a lifetime of British blues.
Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Blues-Rock Pedalboards

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Blues-Rock Pedalboards

October 19, 2020
See how Doyle Bramhall II maximizes his stompbox real estate, firebrand Eric Gales adds bling to his setup, Jonny Lang upgrades to “spaceship” lighting, while Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Samantha Fish can’t let go of irreplaceable favorites.
Danelectro 3699: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Danelectro 3699: The Premier Guitar Review

October 19, 2020
One of the furriest, foxiest fuzz machines ever is reborn in a compact and more capable incarnation.
Origin Effects RevivalTREM: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Origin Effects RevivalTREM: The Premier Guitar Review

October 16, 2020
A positively luxurious stomp nails the liquid textures of brown-panel Deluxe bias tremolo.
Electro-Harmonix Oceans 12: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Electro-Harmonix Oceans 12: The Premier Guitar Review

October 15, 2020
A compact and powerful multi-verb offers abundant options and probes abyssal reverb realms.
First Look: Walrus Audio Julianna Deluxe Chorus/Vibrato

First Look: Walrus Audio Julianna Deluxe Chorus/Vibrato

October 15, 2020
Modulating ever outward, Walrus adds tap tempo, stereo I/O, random wave forms, ramping, and drift to the Julia to build a bigger, badder mod' machine.
Rig Rundown: Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson

Rig Rundown: Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson

October 14, 2020
“Strangled cat" and "glassy Jonny Greenwood” are just two attitudes the former Beck and Shins sidewoman engages in her band’s adventurous indie-rock.
Hooked: Spirit Adrift on Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"

Hooked: Spirit Adrift on Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"

October 13, 2020
Nate Garrett pays tribute to Iommi and the record store clerk responsible for his dependency on heavy riffs.
First Look: Fender American Professional II Stratocaster

First Look: Fender American Professional II Stratocaster

October 13, 2020
The world’s most iconic electric evolves again—this time with a roasted pine body, contoured heel, rolled fretboard edges, and more articulate pickups.
An ’80s Cult-Classic Reborn

An ’80s Cult-Classic Reborn

October 12, 2020
Warm, articulate, natural overdrive and distortion tones offer an alternative to the same old OD blues. The PG Cascade Hosstortion review.
Riff Rundown: Pallbearer's "Forgotten Days"

Riff Rundown: Pallbearer's "Forgotten Days"

October 11, 2020
Devin Holt dissects the doom-y vertebrae in the 7-string spine of the title track from the band's forthcoming album.
An Auto-Wah That Aims for More

An Auto-Wah That Aims for More

October 8, 2020
This soulful filtering machine dishes warm fundamental tones, smooth envelope effects, and rich, throbbing modulation textures. The PG Flower Pedals Hosta review.
How Could Guitars with Names Like These <i>Not</i> Be Amazing?

How Could Guitars with Names Like These Not Be Amazing?

October 8, 2020
Meet the Custom Kraft Beat Blaster, Agitator, Bone Buzzer, and Groover!
Rig Rundown: Division of Laura Lee

Rig Rundown: Division of Laura Lee

October 7, 2020
Swedish post-hardcore guitarists Per Stålberg and Viktor Lager show off gear inspired by heroes J Mascis, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Drive Like Jehu, and … Ace Frehley.
Hooked: John Osborne on Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing"

Hooked: John Osborne on Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing"

October 6, 2020
Certified guitar geek and half of the country-rock guitar attack in Brothers Osborne remembers how SRV introduced him to Hendrix, expanding his 6-string aspirations from '90s teenage angst.